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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2011, more than 1,100 school survey responses from over 300 institutions are now available online. In total, these surveys offer more than 10,000 pages of data collected from colleges and universities during the summer of 2010 . To access surveys from other schools, go to the  surveys section  of the website. To see grades, or to access additional surveys submitted by this school, please click the "Back to Report Card" link at the beginning or end of the survey.

 

School name: University of Oregon

Date submitted: August 24, 2010

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

 

1)  Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy and/or sustainability plan? Check all that apply.

[  ]  No

[X]  Yes, a sustainability policy. Please describe and provide the URL below.

[  ]  Yes, a sustainability plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

 

Description: http://sustainability.uoregon.edu/files/uploads/Comprehensive_Environmental_Policy_Statement.pdf

 

2)  Has the president of your institution signed any commitments related to environmental stewardship and/or greenhouse gas reductions? Check all that apply.

[  ]  None

[X]  American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)

[  ]  Talloires Declaration
[  ]  Other. Please describe:


3)  Is there a sustainability component in your institution's master plan and/or strategic plan? Check all that apply.
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes, in the master plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

[  ]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

 

Description: http://uplan.uoregon.edu/plandoc/CampusPlan/CampusPlan.html

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

 

4)  Does your school have any administrative councils, committees or task forces that advise on and/or implement sustainability policies and programs?

You may provide detailed information for up to three committees. If you have one advisory committee that is broken down into subcommittees, please indicate that you have one committee and answer the questions on the following page for the entire committee (the sum of data for all subcommittees).

Yes

 

Please provide the number of committees: One committee

 

Committee I

 

5)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name: Environmental Issues Committee

Number of meetings: 7

 

6)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

0

Faculty

 

5

Staff

 

7

Students

 

4

Other. Please describe.   

 

 

7)  Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.

 

 

 

Name       

 

Position

Chair 1   

 

Art Farley  

 

Faculty

Chair 2

 

   

 

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

8)  To whom does the committee report?
[  ]  President/Chancellor
[X]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[X] Other: EIC is responsible to the University Administration as an advisor to the VP for Finance and Administration.  Also, EIC reports to the University Senate.

 

9)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed       

 

Progress     

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[  ]

 

 

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Green purchasing - updated Recycled paper purchasing policy

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Reviewed and commented on Draft Climate Action Plan and

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit     

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

 

Committee II

 

5b)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name:

Number of meetings:

 

6b)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

Faculty

 

Staff

 

Students

 

Other. Please describe.     

 

 

7b)  Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.

 

 

 

Name      

 

Position

Chair 1    

 

 

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

8b)  To whom does the committee report?
[  ]  President/Chancellor
[  ]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[  ]  Other:  

 

9b)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress 

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[  ]

 

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit     

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee III

 

5c)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name:

Number of meetings:

 

6c)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

Faculty

 

Staff

 

Students

 

Other. Please describe.     

 

 

7c)  Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.

 

 

 

Name      

 

Position

Chair 1    

 

 

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

8c)  To whom does the committee report?
[  ]  President/Chancellor
[  ]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[  ]  Other: 

 

9c)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress  

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[  ]

 

 

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[  ]

 

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens     

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit      

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

 

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT                                  


10) Does your school have an office or department exclusively dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus? Please note: this does not include academic programs focused on sustainability.
Please provide the number of staff in the office in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE). FTE for a full-time staff member would be 1, FTE for a half-time staff member would be 0.5.

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Office name: Office of Sustainability

Year created: 2007

Description: The UO Office of Sustainability monitors and supports progress towards sustainability in operations, academics, research, and engagement.  The office acts as a clearinghouse for information related to sustainability at the University of Oregon.

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 1

 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF

Please provide your answers to questions 11-12 in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE). For example, FTE for a half-time staff member would be 0.5.

 

11) Does your school employ a sustainability coordinator, director, or manager?

Your response may include faculty/staff who, in addition to their regular responsibilities, are overseeing campus sustainability initiatives (similar to the responsibilities of a full-time sustainability coordinator). For those faculty/staff partially assigned to sustainability work, please indicate time allotted for sustainability efforts in full-time equivalent (FTE).

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Title: Director of Sustainability

Department: Office of Sustainability

Time worked (in FTE): 1

Job description: The sustainability director is responsible for actively promoting and facilitating sustainability activities across campus, collaborating with students, staff, faculty and relevant committees and communicating regularly with members of the campus community. Working with campus stakeholders, the director coordinates and advocates for UO's integration of sustainable principles and practices into campus operations, procedures, and student and faculty activities. The sustainability director reports to the assistant vice president for administration in the office of the vice president for finance and administration.

 

12) Please list the titles and a brief job description for all other full- and part-time staff who are engaged in planning, implementing or managingsustainability initiatives on your campus (e.g. Assistant Sustainability Coordinator, Food Services Sustainability Coordinator, Green Office Program Manager).

Your response may include faculty/staff who, in addition to their regular responsibilities, are overseeing campus sustainability initiatives (similar to the responsibilities of a full-time sustainability coordinator). For those faculty/staff partially assigned to sustainability work, please indicate time allotted for sustainability efforts (in FTE).Your response may include graduate assistants.

 

Your response should exclude academic researchers, administrative assistants, technical support staff, and recycling/compost collections staff. Your response should also exclude information about undergraduate student interns and student employees. This information should be provided in the Student Involvement section of the survey (questions 56-61).

 

Title      

 

Department      

 

Time worked (in FTE)      

 

Job description

Utilities & Energy Project Manager

 

Facilities Services

 

1.0

 

Tracks enegy consumption on campus, plans energy conservation projects, ensures compliance with state energy code requirements, responsible for energy dashboard project

Administrative Program Assist - Energy

 

Facilities Services

 

.35

 

Collects and analyzes energy consumption data, supports student inquiries into campus energy usage, supports deployments of campus energy dashboard

Env Resource & Recycling Manager

 

Facilities Services

 

1.0

 

Manages campus waste reduction activities including piloting new projects like zero waste events, residence hall recycling events, and composting.  Also responsible for waste reduction education and outreach events.

Proj Planning Mgr

 

Campus Planning and Real Estate

 

.5

 

Supports design phase of capitol construction to ensure buildings will be as green as possible.  Supports projects to increase use of alternative transportation to and from the UO campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


13) Does your school have a website detailing its sustainability initiatives?

If yes, please provide URL

http://sustainability.uoregon.edu/

 

GREEN PURCHASING


14) Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?

Yes

 

If yes, please indicate the areas to which your policy pertains, and whether purchase is required or encouraged:

 

 

 

Required      

 

Encouraged      

Appliances

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Cleaning products

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Computers/electronics

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Lighting

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Office supplies

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Paper products

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[  ]

 

[  ]


Other description: The Purchasing and Contracting Services Department supports Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP) practices and encourages the purchase of products and services that effectively minimize negative environmental impacts through their material composition, manufacturing, transport, packaging, energy, consumption, maintenance, and recycling or disposal. Examples of environmentally preferable characteristics include products and services that conserve energy and water, minimize generation of waste and releases of pollutants; products made from recycled materials and that can be reused or recycled; energy from renewable resources such as biobased fuels, solar and wind power; alternate fuel vehicles; and products using alternatives to hazardous or toxic chemicals, radioactive materials and biohazardous agents. The University of Oregon is committed to sustainable behavior including purchasing practices.Facilities has long been purchasing green cleaning supplies and plans to formally require it during the 2010-11 academic year.

 

15) Please indicate in which categories you regularly purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products. Check all that apply.  If possible, provide the percentage of products purchased that are ENERGY STAR qualified for each category.

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage purchased  

 

Description

[X]

 

Appliances

 

100%

 

refrigerators, freezer units,  etc

[  ]

 

Building products

 

 

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

100%

 

all computers

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

100%

 

air conditioners

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

 

[  ]

 

Plumbing

 

 

 

Additional comments: Facilities Services buys only energy star rated computers and  appliances.  Though their staff handle many office renovations and lab upgrades, some faculty may purchase their own refrigerators and other appliances. IF they call Facilities about their plans, they will be advised to buy energy star rated appliances, but the University of Oregon does not mandate or monitor this. The above numbers only reflect purchasing done by Facilities Services.

 

16)  Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

For each of the items below, please indicate the percentage of purchases that contain post-consumer recycled content, are chlorine-free processed, and/or are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Please provide approximate data, to the best of your ability, if your institution uses a decentralized purchasing structure.

               

 

 

Percentage
post-consumer
recycled content     

 

Percentage
Forest Stewardship
Council certified   

 

Percentage
chlorine-free
 processed     

 

Description

Envelopes

 

 

 

 

Facial tissues

 

 

 

 

Napkins

 

 

 

 

Notepads

 

 

 

 

Office paper

 

at least 30%

 

 

100%

 

Paper towels

 

at least 50%

 

 

 

Other. Please describe.

 

toilet paper 50%

 

 

 

 

Additional comments: University of Oregon has a paper purchasing policy that requires all units to purchase paper that has at least 50% recycled content with at least 30% post-consumer content and be process chlorine-free. The policy was reviewed and updated by the Environmental Issues Committee in May 2010.   Many units elect to go further by purchasing 100% post-consumer recycled content that is FSC certified. However, because of the decentralized purchasing environment, there is no way to accurately estimate the percentages of post consumer recycled content, FSC certified paper, and/or process chlorine free paper.  Paper towels and toilet paper purchased by Facilities for placement in all bathrooms is made of 100% recycled content with at least 50% post-consumer content.

 

17)  Does your school purchase computers or electronics that are Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certified?

Yes

 

If yes, please describe below.

Please indicate the portion of computer or electronics purchases that are EPEAT certified. Please provide the percentage of each product purchased that is EPEAT certified, where data are available. Note which products have been purchased in the “Product description” column (e.g., desktop computers, laptops).

 

 

 

Portion
EPEAT certified      

 

Percentage
EPEAT certified      

 

Product description (e.g. computers, printers)

Product 1

 

Some

 

 

Computers and electronics are purchased by each unit as needed.  We do not have a central policy guiding computer/electronic purchasing decisions.  However, we know anecdotally that some units are purchasing green equipment.  For example, Facilities Services abides by the EPEAT guidelines to maintain and replace its 150 work stations.

Product 2

 

 

 

Product 3

 

 

 

 

FUNDING MECHANISMS

 

18)  What mechanisms does your school use to fund sustainability projects on campus? Check and describe all that apply. If no specific mechanisms are in place, indicate as such and move on to question 19.

Data collected for this question is for informational purposes only and will not be evaluated for grading.

 

[  ]  No specific mechanisms are in place.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]

 

Alumni green fund

 

[  ]

 

Capital budget

 

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

General funds support the Office of Sustainability and Campus Recycling to name a few.  An energy dashboard project will also be maintained through the general fund

[  ]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

[  ]

 

Student green fee

 

[X]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

Student Sustainability Fund provides 35K annually from the general fund to support student iniatives to green campus operations.  Meyer Fund for Sustainable Environment provides 200K annually to faculty to support green research, sustainability related curriculum development and community engagement activities.

 

EMPLOYEE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

19) What programs does your school facilitate that encourage sustainable behavioral change among departments, offices, faculty and staff? Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]

 

Departmental sustainability liaisons

 

UO operates an email listserve to department liasions to spread information about green practices, events, lectures, etc.

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

UO operates an email listserve to department liasions to spread information about green practices, events, lectures, etc.

[  ]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

[  ]

 

Other

 


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CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

 

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, when providing data about greenhouse gas emissions levels, please provide data based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions. Scope 1 emissions refer to GHG emissions directly resulting from sources owned or operated by the institution (e.g. on-campus combustion of fossil fuels, emissions from campus vehicles). Scope 2 emissions refer to emissions generated indirectly due to the production of electricity that the institution consumes. Scope 3 emissions refer to all other indirect emissions that result from activities of the institution (e.g. employee travel).

 

GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY


20)Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory?Please check all that apply.

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

[  ]  No
[]In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:

[X]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (Scopes 1 & 2, as well as scopes 1, 2 & 3 in metric tons of CO2e). Include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.

 

 

Start Date          

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1 & 2)

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1, 2 & 3)

 

URL          

 

Notes

2009

 

July 1, 2009

 

 

 

 

more rigorous methods and associated computational errors forced us to delay reporting.  We will publish numbers in September 2010

2008

 

July 1, 2007

 

43,763

 

70,778

 

 

2007

 

July 1, 2006

 

41,993

 

66,805

 

 

2006

 

July 1, 2005

 

43,423

 

64,886

 

 

2005

 

July 1, 2004

 

42,445

 

65,092

 

 

 

UploadedU of OR GL Summary FY08 - Custom Fuel Mix_web.xls - 202 KB

 

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION

 

21) Has your school made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year?

The commitment should be to reducing actual campus greenhouse gas emissions, and does not include offsets or renewable energy credits (purchase of RECs is addressed in question 31). For example, if the university is committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2030, and aims to do so by reducing campus emissions by 50 percent and buying offsets for the remaining 50 percent, you would indicate “50%” as the reduction level.

Yes


If yes, please list details below.

 

Reduction level (percentage): 10% below 1990 level

Baseline year: 1990

Baseline emissions level: ~74,000 MTCO2e

Target year: 2020

 

Additional comments: UO also has the goal of zero emissions by 2050, but the percent of emissions that will be reduced directly and the percent that will be offset has not been determined yet.

 

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS

22) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions? Answer should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.

Please indicate whether your school has achieved actual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This does not include the purchase of carbon offsets or renewable energy credits. (Purchase of RECs is considered in question 31.)

No


If yes, please list details below.

 

Percentage reduced:

Baseline year:

Baseline emissions level:

Year achieved:

 

Additional comments: Emissions intensity on a per square foot and a per student basis have been reduced significantly.  However, the current construction boom on campus has caused total emissions to rise slightly.

 

23) Please provide GHG emissions figures in terms of gross square feet on campus for the past four years. Answers should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.
Per-gross-square-foot emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total maintained building space

 

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

 

 

 

2009:

 

note: numbers provided are for fiscal years

2008:

 

.0067 MTCO2e/sq ft

2007:

 

.0066 MTCO2e/sq ft

2006:

 

.0069 MTCO2e/sq ft

2005:

 

.0066 MTCO2e/sq ft


24) Please provide GHG emissions figures per full-time student equivalent for the past four years. Answers should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.

Per full-time student equivalent emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total number of full-time equivalent students.

 

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

 

 

 

2009:

 

2008:

 

2.20 MTCO2e/student

2007:

 

2.35 MTCO2e/student

2006:

 

2.34 MTCO2e/student

2005:

 

2.27 MTCO2e/student

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

25) Has your school achieved a reduction in building energy consumption compared to a 2005 baseline?

No


If yes, please list details below.

Data must be provided in terms of MBtus (one thousand British thermal units) .

2005 baseline year
Building energy consumption:
  
Gross square feet of building space:

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)

Building energy consumption :

Gross square feet of building space :

26) Please indicate which programs or technologies your school has implemented to improve energy efficiency since 2000. Check all that apply.
[X]    Cogeneration

[  ]    Temperature setbacks

[X]    Steam trap systems

 

For the following technologies and programs, please indicate the percentage of possible campus building space in which they have been implemented.

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space

[  ]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

[  ]

 

Economizers

 

[X]

 

Energy management system; building automation system, energy information system, or monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) system

 

[  ]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

[  ]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

[  ]

 

LED lighting

 

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

[X]

 

Other energy-efficient lighting (e.g. T5 or T8)

 

[  ]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

[  ]

 

Retrocommissioning of HVAC systems (buildings must have been commissioned, retrocommissioned or re-commissioned within the last 10 years)

 

[  ]

 

Steam turbines

 

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

[  ]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

[  ]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description: Staff needed to help estimate square footage numbers for each of the above activities were not available to assist with this portion.  I have decided to leave it blank rather than guess.


27) What programs does your school facilitate that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use? Check all that apply.

[  ]

 

Audits or investigations of individual energy use 

[  ]

 

Cash incentives for energy reductions among departments

[X]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[  ]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[X]

 

Fume hoods in science buildings

[  ]

 

Green IT policies (e.g. enabling power management)

[X]

 

PR campaigns (increased/innovative signage, newsletters, slogans, saturation), demonstrations to raise awareness, pledge drives    

[  ]

 

Trade-in or rebate programs for inefficient appliances (e.g. CFLs, refrigerators)

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

 

28) Does your school generate renewable energy?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Please check all types of renewable energy that are generated, and provide data on the percentage of your total energy consumption fulfilled by each renewable source listed. If less than one percent is fulfilled by a given source, leave percent box blank. For each type of renewable energy, please describe the production source.

 

 

 

Renewable
energy type

 

Percent of
total energy
consumption    

 

Production
source description

[  ]

 

Biomass

 

 

[  ]

 

Concentrated solar power

 

 

[  ]

 

Geothermal (shallow depth)

 

 

[  ]

 

Low-impact hydropower

 

 

[X]

 

Photovoltaics

 

less than 1%

 

rooftop photovoltaics

[  ]

 

Wind

 

 

[  ]

 

Other. Please specify below.    

 

 

 

Other description: We have some solar hot water systems on campus


29) Does your school have solar hot water systems?

Yes

 

If yes, please specify number of systems and total MBtus generated annually, if available.

 

Number of systems: about 4

Total MBtus generated annually: less than 1% of total natural gas consumption

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE

 

30) What is the fuel mix of electricity purchased from the grid for your campus? Please provide the percentage for each source.

If less than one percent of a source is purchased, leave the percent box blank.

 

Energy source

 

Percent of total energy purchase

Coal

 

2%

Natural Gas

 

3%

Nuclear

 

7%

Petroleum

 

Renewables (biomass, solar, wind, low-impact hydropower, photovoltaics, geothermal)      

 

75%

Other. Please specify:

 

13% efficiency



Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid: 91%


31) Has your school purchased electric energy from renewable sources or renewable energy credits (RECs)?
RECs and electricity from renewable sources must be Green-e Certified or meet the requirements of the Green-e standards .

Yes

 

If yes, please describe below.

Date of most recent purchase: 2008
Length of contract: 1 year
Average annual quantity (kWh): 2,280,000
Average percentage of your total annual electric energy use that it represents: ~ 5%

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

 

32) Please provide total MBtus of energy for heating and cooling generated annually from on-site combustion:

594,694

 

33) Please list each fuel source used in on-site combustion for heating and cooling, and note the percentage of overall BTUs derived from that source:
If less than one percent of a source is purchased, leave the percent box blank.

 

Energy Source    

 

Percent of overall BTUs   

Biomass

 

Coal

 

Geothermal

 

Natural gas

 

100%

Petroleum

 

Other. Please specify:

 



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FOOD & RECYCLING

Please note: The food portion of this category and information about waste reduction in dining services is covered in a separate dining survey .

 

WASTE REDUCTION

 

34) Please provide the following information pertaining to trends in waste generation per weighted campus user.

2005 baseline year

Weighted campus users: 18,094
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost): 3,167

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
19,083
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost): 3071 tons (2008-09)

 

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS

 

35) Please indicate which traditional materials your institution recycles. Check all that apply.

[  ]

 

None

[X]

 

Aluminum

[X]

 

Cardboard

[X]

 

Glass

[X]

 

Paper

[X]

 

Plastics (all)

[  ]

 

Plastics (some)

[X]

 

Other. Please list: University of Oregon recycles more than 30 materials including batteries, ink cartridges, compact disks, and bubble wrap

 

36) Please indicate the campus-wide diversion rate of recyclable waste from traditional disposal.

The diversion rate should be calculated based on the diversion of traditional recyclables (paper, plastics, aluminum, cardboard, glass). Please do not include recycled electronic waste, recycled construction waste, or composted food and landscaping waste in the calculation of this figure.

The diversion rate is equal to the (total amount of traditional recycled materials) divided by the (total amount of landfill waste plus the total amount of traditional recycled materials).

47.25% (includes all diverted materials)

 

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE


37) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Please indicate recycling of the following items is available for students (through receptacles on campus, recycling drives, or other means), and/or for institutional electronics waste. Check all that apply.

 

 

 

For waste generated by students  

 

For waste generated by the institution

Batteries

 

[X]

 

[X]

Cell phones

 

[X]

 

[X]

Computers

 

[X]

 

[X]

Light bulbs

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Printer cartridges

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Other E-waste. Please list items:

 

[  ]

 

[  ]



If possible, describe the organization and/or company you are using to collect your e-waste for recycling, and the environmental and social safeguards that they take in disposal:

Currently all UO departments are encouraged to use our in-house craigslist-like program to find other departments that might want their unwanted equipment.  If no takers can be found on campus for unwanted computers and other electronics, their hard drives are wiped clean by UO staff and then donated to NextStep Recycling. NextStep is a non-profit organization working to refurbish computers and other electronics for resale.  NextStep also breaks computers down into component parts for recycling at its facility in Eugene using paid and volunteer labor.  For more information about NextStep go to http://www.nextsteprecycling.org/recycle.NextStep also puts out collection bins during special events to capture student ewaste.

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


38) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?

100%


39) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.

[  ]  

 

Academic buildings

[  ]  

 

Offices

[  ]  

 

Outdoors

[  ]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

 

SOURCE REDUCTION


40) Does your campus run any source-reduction initiatives (e.g., end-of-semester furniture or clothing swaps and collections)?

Yes

 

If yes, please check and describe all of the programs below that are in place at your institution:

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]  

 

Limited printing

 

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

Local non-profits work with Campus Recycling to collect and reuse unwanted furniture, refrigerators, appliances, and computers

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

Outdoor Program manages semi-annual equipment swaps. Architecture department manages a program for students to reuse/recycle materials for studio projects

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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GREEN BUILDING

 

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION


41) Does your school have a formal green building policy pertaining to design and construction for new buildings and major renovations?

Yes

 

If yes, please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:

All new construction must meet at least LEED Silver standards.


42) Please provide the following information about LEED-certified buildings on your campus:

Total number of LEED-certified buildings:2

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

0

 

Silver-level

 

135,953

 

Lillis Hall

Gold-level

 

123,437

 

White Stage

Platinum-level   

 

0

 

 

43) Please provide information about campus buildings that meet LEED certification criteria, but are not certified.

Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria :6

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

0

 

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

343,802

 

Marabel B. Frohmayer Music Buildnig, Lorry I. Lokey Laboratories, James Miller Theater Complex, Lorry I. Lokey Education BLDG (A&B), Hedco Education Bldg, Moss Street Children’s Center.

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

0

 

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

0

 

 

44) Please provide information about buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:

Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

45) Please provide information about buildings on your campus that meet the standards of other third-party green building certifications (e.g. Green Globes).

Certification type:

Total number of buildings:

Combined gross square footage: 

Building names:

 

46) For the 2009-2010 academic year, what percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste was diverted from landfills?

50 -70%

 

ADAPTIVE REUSE

 

47) Please provide information about adaptive reuse projects your campus has completed since the year 2000.

Total number of adaptive reuse projects completed since the year 2000:  


Please provide additional details for up to ten of the most comprehensive projects:

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


48) Please provide the student enrollment and gross square footage of buildings on campus in the 2000-2001 academic year.

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 16,069

Square footage: 5,830,815

 

49) Please provide the student enrollment and gross square footage of buildings on campus for the 2009-2010 academic year.

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 20,750

Square footage: 6,629,771

 

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE


50) Does your school have a formal green building policy specifically pertaining to operations and maintenance?

No

 

If yes, please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:

We purchase nearly 100% green cleaning supplies and train janitorial staff to use them effectively.  Paints used to update offices are low VOC. Furniture meets ergonomic and durability standards.  However, there is no formal written policy that mandates this.


51) Please provide the following information about LEED-EB certified buildings on your campus:

Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings: 0
Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

52) Please provide the following information about buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified:

Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified: 1
Combined gross square footage: 18,959
Building names: Peterson Hall

 

WATER MANAGEMENT

 

53) Has your institution reduced its water consumption per weighted campus user, as compared to a 2005 baseline?
Weighted campus users = (1 * number of on-campus residents) + (0.75 * number of non-residential or commuter full-time students, faculty and staff members) + (0.5 * number of non-residential or commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members) .

Yes

 

If yes, please provide the following information:

2005 baseline year
Weighted campus users:
18,094
Water consumed (gallons): 150,792,000

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
19,838 (FY2010)
Water consumed (gallons): 143,278,000

 

54) Please indicate which of the following water-conservation technologies have been installed in existing buildings on campus. Check all that apply. For each item, please indicate the percentage of possible campus building space in which the technology has been installed.

For example, if dual-flush toilets have been installed in all bathrooms on campus, you would indicate “100” as the percentage of building space in which the technology has been installed.

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space     

[  ]  

 

Building water metering

 

[X]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

less than 2%

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

[  ]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

[  ]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[  ]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description:

 

55) What stormwater management technologies or strategies are used on your campus?

[X]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[  ]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:

 

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Information concerning energy management will be drawn from question 26 (Climate Change & Energy) . If you wish to provide any additional information about energy-efficiency technologies installed in campus buildings, please attach it in a supplemental document at the end of the survey.


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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

 

56) Please list sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school.

 A sustainability-themed residential community is created specifically to provide students with a living-and-learning experience focused on sustainability.  Students must have actively selected or applied to live in the residence. Example: Synergy House at Colorado College .

 

For each sustainability-themed residential community, please provide the following information:

 

Name of program     

 

Type of community     

 

Number of students involved     

 

Additional details

Sustainability Quality Circle

 

Building

 

10-15

 

Students in the Sustainability Quality Circle meet weekly to discuss sustainability issues and plan awareness building activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


57) Does a portion of your new student orientation specifically cover sustainability?

Yes

 

If yes, please check and describe all ways in which sustainability is incorporated into new student orientation:

[X]  

 

Skits, speakers, or presentations that take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend. Topics must include at least one of the following: promoting the Office of Sustainability, student campus sustainability groups, or sustainability as an important campus issue.

[X]  

 

Incorporating sustainability information into presentations made by RAs to individual hallways.

[  ]  

 

Active engagement of students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability occurs on campus, or in which students take part in a productive activity, such as volunteer work or projects (e.g., working in the on-campus garden).

[  ]  

 

Making orientation more sustainable through efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets.

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe:

All students moving into the dorms receive free refillable mugs as a way to encourage sustainable behavior on campus.  This Fall they will also receive reusable water bottles as part of a campaign to get them to use tap water instead of bottled water.

 

INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES


58) Does your school offer on-campus, office-based sustainability internships or jobs for students during the academic year?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide the number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student below.

 

 

 

Number of students:     

 

Average hours worked weekly per student:    

Paid positions

 

~ 20-30

 

10-15

Unpaid positions

 

yes, but too difficult to estimate an accurate number

 


59) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or a similar program to promote behavioral change on campus?

 

If yes, please provide the URL to the program's website. If not, select “no.”

http://uosustainability.wordpress.com/

 

Please provide the following details about the number of students involved in program, their average working hours, and any compensation that they receive.

 

 

 

Number of students:     

 

Average hours worked weekly per student:

Paid positions.

 

 

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

 

Uncompensated positions.

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

 

60) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

Yes, three or more competitions.

 

For each competition or challenge that is run on campus, please provide the details requested. You may provide detailed information for up to three competitions.

 

First Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Eugene Business Commute Challenge

Year Initiated:

Website: http://www.commutechallenge.org/index.php

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

Participants in the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

less than $10 prizes at local businesses

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]

 

Water conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

increase use of alternatives to SOVs to commute to campus

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:

Lasting effects of competition:

Additional Information:

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Campus Conservation Nationals

Year Initiated: 2010

Website: http://www.competetoreduce.org/index.php

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

 

[  ]

 

Faculty

 

[X]

 

Staff

 

[  ]

 

Administrators

 

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]   

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation

 

Reduce energy use in residence halls

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition: competition is being planned now.  Competition will occur in October 2010

Lasting effects of competition:

Additional Information:

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Recyclemania

Year Initiated:

Website: http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/Index.htm

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

pizza parties, etc

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:

Lasting effects of competition:

Additional Information:

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


61) Does your school have active student-run organizations devoted to sustainability efforts on campus?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide names of organizations, a brief description of each, and URLs for the organizations’ websites, if available:

Name

 

Description

 

URL

Ecological Design Center

 

This group hosts the annual H.O.P.E.S. conference which attracts green designers from around the region

 

http://edc.uoregon.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

Land Air Water (LAW)

 

This group hosts the annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, a major international gathering.

 

http://www.pielc.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Survival Center

 

Founded in the early 1970’s after the Kent State shootings, the Survival Center is an umbrella organization geared towards the education of the campus community around issues of social justice and environmentalism.

 

http://uoregon.edu/~survival/

 

 

 

 

 

UO Outdoor Program

 

In addition to offering wilderness trips, the OP sponsors environmentally-themed lectures, films, and volunteer opportunities

 

http://outdoorprogram.uoregon.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

Center for Advancement of Sustainable Living

 

CASL strives to inspire ecologically and socially conscious living practices through experiential learning.

 

http://www.uoregon.edu/~casl/proposal/proposal.php

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Justice League

 

The mission of the Climate Justice League is to empower students to organize their communities and be leaders in the climate justice movement. By using targeted campaigns, we will work together toward a safe, just and sustainable future for all.

 

http://www.climatejusticeleague.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Associated Students of University of Oregon

 

ASUO manages a 10 million annual budget.  More than 10 percent goes to support environmental programs

 

http://asuo.uoregon.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

LiveMove

 

Focus on Alternative Transportation

 

http://uoregon.edu/~livemove/

 

 

 

 

 

Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation

 

A student-run environmental law/policy journal since 1985.  JELL also hosts conferences

 

http://www.law.uoregon.edu/org/jell/

 

 

 

 

 

Allen Hall Advertising

 

A student-run advertising group that provides advertising and PR support to a wide range of clients including those promoting green themes.

 

http://allenhalladvertising.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Coalition Against Environmental Racism

 

The Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER) is a student organization committed to bridging the gap between the struggle for social and environmental equality. CAER has the dual mission of educating the campus about Environmental Racism and building coalitions within the University community to foster activism in the Environmental Justice Movement.

 

http://uoregon.edu/~caer/

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Policymakers and Planners

 

EPP is a dynamic student-powered organization with the mission to "promote awareness, opportunities, and educational experiences concerning environmental policy and planning."

 

http://www.uoregon.edu/~envpp/EPP.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Club

 

Broad-based environmental interest group that promotes environmental awareness through hikes, films, discussions, etc.

 

http://envs.uoregon.edu/undergrad/envs-club.php

 

 

 

 

 

Green Business Student Organization

 

Our mission is to promote sustainability through innovation and entrepreneurship

 

http://uoregon.edu/~gbisa/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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TRANSPORTATION

 

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

 

62) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
The fleet includes all vehicles owned by the campus such as cars, trucks, and carts. It does not include lawnmowers or other off-road vehicles.

~ 320

 

63) Please indicate which of the following alternative-fuel vehicles are included in your fleet. Check all that apply. Please list the number of vehicles for each class.

 

 

 

 

Number of vehicles

[X]  

 

100 percent electric

 

15

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[X]  

 

Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 6 months of the year

 

12

[  ]  

 

Fueled with E85 or higher ethanol for more than 6 months of the year    

 

[X]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

~ 4

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 

 


COMMUTE MODAL SPLIT

64) What portion of the student body commutes via transportation methods other than single-occupancy vehicles (e.g., bicycle, walking, public transportation, carpool/vanpool)?

89%

 

If data are available, please provide the percentage of students who commute by each of the following means.

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

11%

Carpool/vanpool

 

6%

Public transit

 

19%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

11%

Walking

 

47%

 

65) What percentage of employees commute via transportation methods other than single-occupancy vehicles (e.g., bicycle, walking, public transportation, carpool)?

51%

 

If data are available, please provide the percentage of employees who commute by each of the following means.

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

15%

Carpool/vanpool

 

8%

Public transit

 

12%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

49%

Walking

 

7%

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

 

66) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling to faculty, staff and/or students? Check all that apply, and describe below.

[  ] No

[X] Yes, to faculty and staff

[X] Yes, to students

 

Description: Reduced parking rates and preferred parking spaces available to carpools with three or more university staff or students riding


Please check and describe carpooling incentives provided for faculty/staff . Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

We have a website to help people find carpoolers

[X]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

Carpools with three or more people receive a reduce rate parking permit at 40% of the standard cost.

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

some of the best spots on campus are reserved for carpoolers until 9:00 am. Then they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Please check and describe carpooling incentives provided for students . Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

see above

[X]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

Carpools with three or more people receive a reduce rate parking permit at 40% of the standard cost.

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

see above

[X]  

 

Other

 

see above

 

67) Does your school offer subsidies for the use of public transportation?

 

All faculty, staff, and studnents can ride local transit free.  Just need to show valid university ID.

 

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

Size of the discount (as a percent of full price)

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

100%

[X]  

 

Staff

 

100%

[X]  

 

Students   

 

100%


[  ] Check here if subsidy takes the form of pre-tax payroll deduction. Please describe below:

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

The University provides a SafeRide shuttle service from campus to bus stops and other local destinations.

 

 If not applicable, please explain: Ours is a pedestrian campus. Once on main campus, you can get anywhere by foot in 10 minutes or less

 

69) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?

 

 

 If not applicable, please explain: Downtown, the malls, and the hospital, to name just a few places, are less than 15 minutes away.  All are serviced by local public transit, which is free to anyone with a university ID.

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

70) Does your school offer a bicycle sharing/rental program?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created: 2008
Number of bikes available: ~ 75
Usage fee per hour: N/A
Usage fee per day: $12

 

Annual membership fee for students:  $65

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description: The Department of Public Safety provides The Bike Loan Program with bikes that have been abandoned on campus, which are refurbished by BLP volunteers and outfitted with gear. Students are able to check out a bike for 1-3 terms after providing a $65 deposit, which is refunded when the bike and its associated equipment are returned in good condition.

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created: 2009
Service fee: No
Description: The Bike Program has a do-it-yourself maintenance shop where students can use tools and workspace for free. We have internet access, “how-to” maintenance books, as well as knowledgeable staff to assist you in your repairs. The shop is located at the OP Barn on 18th and University.  Summer Maintenance Shop hours are: Monday: 9 am – 5 pm Thursday: 12 pm – 7 pm Friday: 12 pm – 7 pm Saturday: 9 am – 12 pm  The BLP Mechanics and program volunteers help participants learn to repair their bikes to keep them in good condition throughout the duration of the term(s). The Bike Maintenance Shop is open to UO students and OP Co-op members only. Maintenance Classes are offered at the BLP.

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

72) Does your school partner with a car-sharing program?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created: 2009
Total number of vehicles:  2
Number of hybrid vehicles: 2
Usage fee per hour: $10.50 per hour
Usage fee per day:


Annual membership fee for students:  $50

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:  $50

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:

 

PLANNING

 

73) Does your school have policies that support a pedestrian-friendly or bike-friendly campus (e.g., in the school's master plan, a policy prohibiting vehicles from the center of campus)?

All classroom and faculty office buildings fit within a 10 minute walking area. Bike paths and bike parking structures are everywhere. Main campus is largely vehicle free.  Only operations, delivery, and emergency vehicles are allowed.

 

74) Do you offer the option of a condensed work week or telecommuting to at least ten percent of full-time employees? For each option, please indicate who is eligible.

 

 

 

 

Employees eligible

 

Description:

[X]  

 

Telecommuting

 

All employees whose responsibilities and duties can be managed via telecommuting

 

[X]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

All employees whose responsibilities and duties can be managed on fewer number of days on campus

 

 

Additional comments: See URL for additional information  http://policies.uoregon.edu/policy/by/1/03000-human-resources/telecommuting-policy


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Suburban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

311

 

77) Combined gross square footage of all buildings on campus: 

6,509,502

 

78) Full-time enrollment (undergraduate + graduate, headcount at start of academic year): 

18,808

 

79) Part-time enrollment (undergraduate + graduate, headcount at start of academic year): 

3,578

 

80) Percent of full-time students that live on campus: 

18.6%

 

 

OTHER AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

Question 81 is for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

 

81) Please check all items that apply to your institution:

 

 

 

 

 

Description (optional)

[X]    

 

Campus garden or farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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